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Rated 'S' for slaughter? New film questions Canada seal hunt

Fri, 08/19/2016 - 12:35am
BOSTON (AP) — It's not an easy movie to watch: Hunters clubbing seals to death and bloodying the otherwise pristine ice of the Canadian Arctic.

Jared Leto boards 'Blade Runner' sequel

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 2:24pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fresh off a divisive turn as the Joker in "Suicide Squad," Jared Leto is set to take off on new adventure in the sequel to Ridley Scott's 1982 dystopian cult classic "Blade Runner."

Newcomer comes of age in indie darling 'Morris From America'

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 1:00pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Newcomer Markees Christmas had a lot of firsts making "Morris from America ," a coming-of-age tale about a single father and his 13-year-old hip-hop-loving son who both move to Heidelberg, Germany. Not only was it his…

Resurrected rape allegations derail an Oscar favorite

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 5:35pm
NEW YORK (AP) — "Festival fever" is the name the film industry gives to the inflated reception a movie can experience at a festival, where exuberant audiences and the competition of negotiations can ratchet up a film's hype and price…

West, Ward reprising Batman roles in animated movie

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 3:38pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Adam West and Burt Ward are reprising their respective roles as Batman and Robin, but they won't have to don tights this time around.

Arthur Hiller, versatile film director of 'Love Story' dies

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 1:55pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Arthur Hiller, who received an Oscar nomination for directing the hugely popularly romantic tragedy "Love Story" during a career that spanned dozens of popular movies and TV shows, died Wednesday of natural causes. He was 92.

Review: New 'Ben-Hur' stands in shadow of Wyler's 1959 epic

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 11:59am
Remaking a film that won 11 Academy Awards invites inevitable comparison, but the latest adaptation of "Ben-Hur" distinguishes itself from William Wyler's 1959 epic by retooling key character and story elements. It's still a big, biblical-era tale of power, loyalty…

Director Kevin Smith slams online criticism of his daughter

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 7:08am
Director Kevin Smith is taking on an online troll who called his daughter "ugly" and "talentless" and wished her dead on Instagram.

Simone Biles and Zac Efron: Who's the bigger fan of whom?

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 6:04am
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Simone Biles, the biggest breakout star of the Rio Olympics, was starstruck. Understandable — despite four gold medals the gymnast is still a 19-year-old meeting movie star Zac Efron.

Review: 'War Dogs' tells a crazy story of young arms dealers

Tue, 08/16/2016 - 10:25pm
"War Dogs " is too good of a true story not to get the Hollywood treatment, even if the end result doesn't entirely do justice to the moral ambiguities and larger geopolitical implications of one of the craziest hustles in…

Rape case from the past casts pallor on 'Birth of a Nation'

Tue, 08/16/2016 - 6:14pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 17-year-old rape accusation and recent reports that the woman accuser who continued to be haunted by the case committed suicide in 2012 has cast a shadow over one of the year's most anticipated films and…

The top 10 movies on the iTunes Store

Tue, 08/16/2016 - 12:52pm
iTunes Movies U.S. charts for week ending August 14, 2016:

Film: Epic clash over Amazon is a gripping real-life drama

Tue, 08/16/2016 - 9:50am
The bloody confrontation occurred at a remote, scrubby expanse called Devil's Curve, where the Andean foothills meet the Amazon jungle. A bitter turning-point in modern Peru, it became known as the Baguazo after the nearby town of Bagua.

New Mexico film 'The Lost Pueblo' to be screened in New York

Tue, 08/16/2016 - 4:59am
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — "The Lost Pueblo," a New Mexico film about the legacy of the Pueblo Revolt of 1680, is set to be screened at a Christian film festival in New York.

Henry Cavill teases black Superman costume on Instagram

Mon, 08/15/2016 - 6:49pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Superman will apparently be back in black.

Charlize Theron, Matthew McConaughey talk parenting, 'Kubo'

Mon, 08/15/2016 - 4:42pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Charlize Theron and Matthew McConaughey take on parental roles in their new film, "Kubo and the Two Strings." Off camera, the two Oscar winners discussed their real-life approach to raising kids.

Box Office Top 20: 'Sausage Party' scarfs up $34.3 million

Mon, 08/15/2016 - 4:30pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — It was a feast for the raunchy animated comedy "Sausage Party" at the box office this weekend. The R-rated pic about anthropomorphized hot dogs and other grocery store foodstuffs earned $34.3 million out of the gate…

Stellan Skarsgard proud of his sons for being 'good humans'

Mon, 08/15/2016 - 8:34am
NEW YORK (AP) — Swedish actor Stellan Skarsgard feels his sons are talented actors, but it's more important to him that they're "nice people."

New film explores Jacqueline Kennedy's hand in JFK's legacy

Sun, 08/14/2016 - 11:52pm
BOSTON (AP) — How much of John F. Kennedy's public persona was privately molded by his wife, Jacqueline?

'Suicide Squad' loses some luster in 2nd box-office weekend

Sun, 08/14/2016 - 2:18pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The colorful crew of "Suicide Squad" got duller in their second weekend in theaters, with audiences hungry for the raunchy fare of animated "Sausage Party."